Man who killed Kensington woman may be connected to other assaults

PHILADELPHIA, PA (WTXF) - We’re learning more about the killer in a violent attack in Kensington.

Police say the man who killed a 35-year-old woman over the weekend may be connected to other assaults.

FOX 29's Jennifer Joyce reported outside police headquarters with the latest on the investigation

“Rickie will always be remembered in my eyes as the person who put others before herself,” Former Director of Thea Women's Center Kathryn Horan said.

Rickie Morgan is remembered as thoughtful and bright.

“She was constantly challenging herself to learn more and to learn more about the people around her,” Horan said.

Kathryn Horan shared Morgan’s picture with us. She says she knew the 35-year old woman well as the former director of Thea Women’s shelter in Kensington. 

Morgan was stabbed to death Saturday in what became a grisly, bloody crime scene in an alleyway near Jasper and Cumberland Streets.

Philadelphia Police say they're looking for a guy on a blue and black bike with a backpack and baseball cap. They think this is his third assault in the area in just a few weeks, and believe he's targeting prostitutes, the other two victims survived.

“A lot of danger comes with this kind of work it's so important for us and other organizations working really hard here in Kensington to build a foundation of support and community do girls realize they're not alone,” Horan said.

Horan says she spent the day at the women's center counseling Rickie Morgan's friends -- staff and clients are dealing with strong emotions.

“Remembering how long she used to take to do her makeup, the talks we had, transitioned the anger to sadness - remembering what a great person she was,” Horan said.

Police say the Person of Interest is targeting white female between the ages of 30 and 35. The attacks are happening in secluded sections of Kensington.

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